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The second MOH video: weapons training

The second Train like A Tier One Operator video: weapons training, is now out! Go check it out right here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-FdvZkoK50

Posted by tek9dfb
October 26, 2010 - 02:14 AM

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First MOH video is out!

Heaven Media have done a campaign with EA and selected two participants who could train to become a Tier One Operator.

Check it out right here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCeZ3YrWxYU

Posted by tek9dfb
October 18, 2010 - 03:39 AM

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Train like a Tier One Operator: MOH

In cooperation with EA Games, Heaven Media is proud to announce a competition for the new Medal of Honor.

If you ever wanted to experience military training at its finest, now is your chance. To celebrate the release of the new Medal of Honor game, we have decided to take two readers and give them some serious military training. You will receive a full expensed paid trip to the UK to participate in the filming of "Train like a European Tier One Soldier – earn your Medal Of Honor". During this day you will receive military training, weapons training and basic combat training.

Participants need to be available for travel and filming on the 27th of September and need to keep into account that travel might also be required on the 26th.

To compete in this competition, you will need to fill out the application form and send it to contest@tek-9.org. You can find the form, and more information on the splash page www.tek-9.org/medalofhonor

The registration for this competition will run until the 19th of September.

Posted by tek9dfb
September 12, 2010 - 05:50 AM

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Alienware Challenge final poll

The Alienware Challenge is coming to a close and we are reaching the final stages. The time has come for you to vote for your favorite throughout the campaign so you can help decide who wins the $5000.

Quickly go to the following URL and cast your vote!
http://alienwarechallenge.com/news/GLOBAL_POLL-42.html

Posted by tek9dfb
August 30, 2010 - 03:31 AM

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Announcing the Sapphire Movie Contest

TEK9 is proud to announce the Sapphire movie contest. You will be able to enter the largest moviemaking competition and win great prizes offered by Sapphire. Go check it out right here:

The Sapphire Movie Contest

Posted by tek9dfb
June 28, 2010 - 06:11 AM

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The Alienware Backpacking Challenge, $5000

The Alienware Backpacking Challenge is a unique opportunity to travel all over Europe on a budget you are provided with and blog your way through the summer.

You have a wonderful opportunity to win $5,000!

Find out more about the Alienware Backpacking Challenge

Posted by tek9dfb
June 14, 2010 - 06:45 AM

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Experience the battle of Waterloo live

Relive the battle of Waterloo together with 3,000 actors and 50,000 spectators on Sunday 20th June in Waterloo, Belgium and win DUO-VIP tickets to the event thanks to TEK9!

http://www.tek-9.org/news/relive_the_battle_of_waterloo_live-2837.html

Posted by tek9dfb
June 04, 2010 - 04:56 AM

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Going live from SEC shortly

The TEK9 coverage team is on site in Copenhagen, Denmark for the Steelseries eSports Challenge and will be bringing you fresh updates, gallers, scores and interviews live from the event.

Soon to kick off, this event will be one of the bigger Call of Duty competitions out there with 16 of Europe's finest teams in attendance. Check out the complete coverage on www.tek-9.org

Posted by tek9dfb
April 30, 2010 - 01:38 AM

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Winner of the Xfire competition

After announcing the Xfire Gigabyte giveaway two weeks ago, in which users had to post a comment on a newspost on our official Xfire community page, today we are happy to present the winner!

The winner was randomly selected out of the 232 comments posted and is the Xfire account "basic2win", belonging to dELROo. dELROo will be walking away with a Gigabyte X48-DS5 motherboard, which is worth over €150!

Congratulations!

Posted by tek9dfb
April 12, 2010 - 10:46 PM

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Win a Gigabyte motherboard with TEK9

Not so long ago we launched our official TEK9 Xfire page and today we are closing in on 1,000 members for our growing community. Because we want to support those people who have shown to support us, we have decided to give away a nice prize to the people following us on Xfire. We will be giving away a Gigabyte X48-DS5 motherboard which is worth over €150 to a random user of our Xfire page. All you need to do is make sure you are a member of our community and post a comment in this newspost saying "My name is xxx and I am entering the prize giveaway". We will randomly select a winner from all those who enter before the 5th of April, which is the closing date for this competition.

If you aren't a member of our community yet, you can become one by logging into Xfire and clicking the join button. Good luck everyone!

Posted by tek9dfb
March 23, 2010 - 03:40 AM

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TEK9 Interview the Godfather of gaming

In our latest high profile interview we snatched up Angel Munoz, seen by many as the Godfather of gaming and former CEO of the CPL. Check out the full interview right here:

Angel Munoz interview

Posted by tek9dfb
March 11, 2010 - 09:45 AM

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TEK9 Live Chat - Transcript Part 5

Jetset: [21:18] idefixion (snickernicky): to JETSET- Do you have an gaming history? If not, how did you become to be Head of Content of tek9?
I've started out with Quake III, which I played for some time and the started with CoD1, which I played from start to finish. I didnt really play for any notable teams, the most notable one was probably Insipid / Rewind. I basically started out to improve my English back in 2004 since I was starting my university studies and Steven asked me to manage the site content a few months after. After that I've played CoD2 quite a lot, a little CoD4 and CS:S and a lot of Quake.
crow: [21:21] bAKEZJi2k10 ((nYe)) (aaron109): To all: What would be your best advice for aspiring writers and/or esports journalists.
Try new things, never stop learning and enjoy providing a service that people all over the world appreciate.
wizinium: [21:25] bAKEZJi2k10 ((nYe)) (aaron109): to Wiz: Are you aware you owe me JD?
Its Steven who owes you it! Hes my boss so Ill leave the problemto him :D I bought you, your drink back at i37 ;(
dfb: 21:24] !-ŧ-ҳ® (txtddt): What impact does TEK9 have on the call of duty community for both US and European gamers?
We try to provide the best possible hub for Call of Duty gamers alike around the world. News, movies, forums and more all grouped together in the best possible website is what we are trying to do and connecting gamers with a passion is the result of that.
wizinium: AKEZJi2k10 ((nYe)) (aaron109): To all: If you could be an animal.. what animal would you be?
HONEYBADGER
wizinium: because its fearless!
Jetset: 21:18] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): To Jetset: Obviously, people know you as one of the kindest persons in gaming, and the name Jetset is bound to TEK9. However, if an organisation such as the late MYM would approach you with a salaried offer, would you take it?
Thanks man =) I wouldn't leave TEK9, its something I enjoy doing and I'm proud of what we've managed to create. I'm really happy the way things are and its a great part time job next to my studies.

That's all the time we have for today.
We have selected the following lucky winners:
Heroes aerox (therealbeeman) wins an ATARI shirt from Joystick Junkies.
Luke (forza67) wins an ATARI shirt from Joystick Junkies.
#Validus`NickUK`Paid-I39 (k800darker) wins an ATARI shirt from Joystick Junkies.
Lukas (lukas8015) wins an ATARI shirt from Joystick Junkies.
idefixion (snickernicky) wins an ATARI shirt from Joystick Junkies.
The winners will be contacted by someone from Xfire within 24 hours via private message
Thank you
for attending

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March 03, 2010 - 07:15 AM

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TEK9 Live Chat - Transcript Part 4

ReDeYe: [20:54] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): To ReDeYe: Was your time in Singapore Airport as awesome as it was for me (Pretty freaking awesome)
I dont recall my time at the airport due to being rather drunk on the way back after the tournament ended :p
dfb: [20:52] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): To dfb and Jetset: As the only people from the benelux, you have witnessed the decline of the benelux scene in Call of Duty. Would you think that after the actions taken by the BNLX community after the awe-inspiring blog from Vanner, the community is back in an uprise, or are we still stuck in the rut?
I think the Benelux has always sported some good talents, despite being such a smalll region. We can only do our best but I think we are doing a good job. There will always be times where the activity will go down but I hope we'll see some good Benelux teams or players attend future Call of Duty events :)
Jetset: [20:51] Luke (forza67): @everyone out of all the places you've been because of esports,where is the best place you've been and why
Tough to answer but I had a lot of fun in Copenhagen (SHG Open), Antwerp (OOF/AEF) and Newbury (i33).
crow: [20:51] Luke (forza67): @everyone out of all the places you've been because of esports,where is the best place you've been and why
Definitely the ESWC events in Paris. Watching literally thousands of fans cheering every frag in a real sports stadium is the best gaming gets outside Korea.
dfb: [20:59] Asuka DUK (the2ndchildren): Is the old TEK9 quoting going to come back on the forum ?
Hey A-suck-a this answer has been answered already that we are looking into it but nothing concrete yet. The feedback from the community showed us that they would like it back so we are definately thinking about it
wizinium: [20:59] Asuka DUK (the2ndchildren): Is the old TEK9 quoting going to come back on the forum ?
I hope so, the forum topic was passed on but its up to Steven!
ReDeYe: [21:00] tek9|agour (agouranga): redeye, do you think e-sports will ever become a worlwide recognised sport, such as football?
I would love to say yes, but as a realist, probably no it wont, at least not as big as football, but in time I do think it can become formally accepted as a sport in its own right around the world and not just in Sweden, China and Korea, but everywhere. I also think it can be on TV on a regular basis, but more like Poker is right now rather than say football
dfb: [21:00] FLAZJE (flshy): guys where are final standings hm awards?
The official announcement of the winners will be up tomorrow!
wizinium: [21:01] Asuka DUK (the2ndchildren): To Wiz; Have you ever considered releasing a book on your life for all your many fans to read?
LMAO, I knew something like that was coming. I was considering it just for you to read!
wizinium: : [21:01] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): Question to DFB and Wizinium: Why was the response to asuka so sudden, and the response to others so late?
She would rage me on xfire and start moaning at me
dfb: [21:01] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): Question to DFB and Wizinium: Why was the response to asuka so sudden, and the response to others so late?
We simply don't like her and answer her question quickly in the hope she would then leave
dfb: ;-)
Jetset: [Xf Helper] 4CH!LL3S (h4hnib4l): [21:00] idefixion (snickernicky): To DFB or redeye - When players finally reached the top of gaming alot of them seemed to quit/going inactive. Why would gamers do that when they are such on a high level, and is this resolve able?
Personally I would say that reaching the top takes a lot of effort and everyone eventually needs a break. Its probably more rewarding and motivating to try and earn your place at the top than to already be at the top.
dfb: [21:00] idefixion (snickernicky): To DFB or redeye - When players finally reached the top of gaming alot of them seemed to quit/going inactive. Why would gamers do that when they are such on a high level, and is this resolve able?
I think it has mostly to do with gaming not being a full blown sport yet and for most making a living out of it is still a dream. Those who do get lucky have no worries but those who don't have to tend to family, school, work or whatever and as time goes by you'll notice it takes up more and more time as you get older. That is, in my opinion, why the older players sometimes go inactive.
dfb: [21:04] Asuka DUK (the2ndchildren): Question to dfb; Why you acting the big man please just cause you're in the spotlight of question time :(
Hush - I don't get this kind of attention a lot (I tend to hide away in dark places for most of the day) so I need to grab every second I can get to play the big man!
wizinium: so true
[Xf Helper] 4CH!LL3S (h4hnib4l): [21:06] tek9|agour (agouranga): to anyone: do you think cod4 has a strong compettive future, with large lan- purses, or do you think the community lacks the means to do so?
wizinium: wasnt so big when I beat him up at i38 :D:D:D:D:D:D:;
dfb: [21:06] Heroes pazazu (laterzzz): to everyone: How do you feel about a benelux EPS? Do you think this is achievable?
There is already an EPS Benelux hosted by ESL and supported by Wsquared :)
Jetset: [21:04] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): to dfb: I have been keylogged, and my account has been banned for keyloggin. Is it possible to get it unbanned?
Yes. Contact me via email or irc and I will take care of it, assuming that your pc problems are over (and get you a new password).
dfb: [21:06] [Xf Helper] 4CH!LL3S (h4hnib4l): [21:06] tek9|agour (agouranga): to anyone: do you think cod4 has a strong compettive future, with large lan- purses, or do you think the community lacks the means to do so?
I think we will see a strong Call of Duty 4 scene in 2010. I'm not able to predict the future (yet... I'm working on that) so I cannot really look beyond that. My guess is that COD4 will surpass the level of activity (event wise) it had last year. It would be hard to top the year of AEF / TEX and Iseries all with decent prize purses but at least we have a goalç
dfb: [21:08] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): Also to DFB: I derped and left my id card at oof3. Your advice was to mail sam, and he would sort it out. I have done so, but never gotten a reply, and when i contacted him on irc he didn't respond. Could you see what's up?
I will check with Outpost to see if they still have an ID card as we don't have any items that were left behind. Mail going out right now!
Jetset: [21:06] Heroes pazazu (laterzzz): to everyone: How do you feel about a benelux EPS? Do you think this is achievable?
You mean whether getting CoD4 selected as an EPS Benelux game is achievable? I definately think so but it depends on the community as they initially did not put a lot of effort into it when the benelux pro series were first announced.
wizinium: [21:11] bAKEZJi2k10 ((nYe)) (aaron109): here's my question to tek9... how awesome does one have to be to be as awesome as you..
be as good as me at HoN
Jetset: [21:11] bAKEZJi2k10 ((nYe)) (aaron109): here's my question to tek9... how awesome does one have to be to be as awesome as you..
Pretty awesome. But we make special exceptions for people from Northern Ireland ;)
dfb: [21:11] abbie (abbiejke): to dfb: how soon u will fix tek9 and we add buddies and read/send messages?
It is on our to do list and I'm happy to report that the clan pages are now visible. You cannot edit anything in there yet but at least you can already see them. The buddysystem is next on the list and we've just recently brought in some help to speed things up a bit as Daniel (our current coder) was/is swamped.
dfb: [21:12] idefixion (snickernicky): to all - imagine you played cod4 competivly. What would be your team lineup if you could put your own team together?
How about Crow, JETSET, Wizinium, ReDeYe and myself? That team could surely tackle anything tossed in its direction!
wizinium: [21:12] idefixion (snickernicky): to all - imagine you played cod4 competivly. What would be your team lineup if you could put your own team together?
Me, twrs, joeforobs, encore and emu. Team Ulitmatium, best tream EVER was too funny
ReDeYe: [21:12] idefixion (snickernicky): to all - imagine you played cod4 competivly. What would be your team lineup if you could put your own team together?
Vasquez, Robye, Stevy and Raz (Yeah I know two snipers, but I like being different and you gotta have some shotgun power in there too ;))
ReDeYe: [21:16] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): To ReDeYe: Do you still pub on games? And if so, what ones
I havent played pubs or mixes for a while due to personal circumstance changing, but I do enjoy it, especially with a small group of close friends. We play all sorts really, one night it might be L4D, then the next some CSS and I try to get a bit of Quake Live in when I can, but right now its just stupidly busy for us at Heaven, maybe next month :D
dfb: 21:16] FLAZJE (flshy): when will team pages and such be up again, no hurry for me but maybe for others :D
Clan pages are now visible though you cannot edit them yet. More changes soob!
dfb: *soon
wizinium: 21:21] bAKEZJi2k10 ((nYe)) (aaron109): To all: What would be your best advice for aspiring writers and/or esports journalists.
You have to have a passion for it for esports, if you dont there is no point doing it!
dfb: 21:21] bAKEZJi2k10 ((nYe)) (aaron109): To all: What would be your best advice for aspiring writers and/or esports journalists.
Keep improving your writing skills and you can only do that by writing and reading a lot. Stay in touch with the scene and know what is happening around you. Apply for a writer job at a site and work your way up from there!

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March 03, 2010 - 07:14 AM

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TEK9 Live Chat - Transcript Part 3

ReDeYe: [20:30] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): To ReDeYe (i love you really :D): In response to your answer, are you thinking of lobbying at your local MP for Government support of eSports?
I have had some brief talks with people who are close to ELSPA and they like the ideas. I hope I can follow up on that and interact with a couple of other senior government people who are pro gaming like the MP Ed Vaizey
dfb: [20:32] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): To Wizinium and DFB: What are your views on the current Invite/preinvite system, and who would you consider the monumental faces in the Call of Duty scene, as of writing.
I think a lot of the known faces from the past aren't really playing actively anymore and perhaps the current invite/preinvite system isn't perfect but nothing really is. I think the people running it do a good job and attempt every day to further help the community which can only be a good thing.
wizinium: 20:32] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): To Wizinium and DFB: What are your views on the current Invite/preinvite system, and who would you consider the monumental faces in the Call of Duty scene, as of writing.
Hmmm tough question as I dont want to tread on too many toes. I think the invite/preinvite system isnt run to badly but some admins should maybe be removed due to inactivity on IRC. Sui did a good job in the channel but as it is a professional channel some things need to be changed from the admin side of things/ With Vita-Nova the channel should be helped and cleared out if needed. Imo at the current state deffo vanner , gizzor and froster with Vita-Nova ;) But JETSET is so underrated and done so much for the scene along with Steven and z1no securing lans for the cod4 community :)
ReDeYe: [20:34] Paki (chrisnatlenko): I wish i could meet one of you guys in person Is there a upcoming lan?
We will have several of the team at both CIC7 in Enschede Holland and at the next i-series,, feel free to come and say hi :)
dfb: [20:34] Paki (chrisnatlenko): I wish i could meet one of you guys in person Is there a upcoming lan?
The next event we will attend is the Crossfire Intel Challenge in Enschede from the 5th to the 7th of March.
wizinium: [20:34] Paki (chrisnatlenko): I wish i could meet one of you guys in person Is there a upcoming lan?
Yup hopefully iseries and cc7, watch out for steven btw!
Jetset: Paki (chrisnatlenko): do you think cod4/cod2 would be no where without the howle tek9 franchise idea's etc etc,
I think its a combination of things: the efforts of the community members, the tournament organisers, the different websites that cover the game, the organisations that support teams, the organisations providing streamed footage (like Quadv) that help determine the success. The size and activity of the scene is key as well.
crow: [20:32] Luke (forza67): What are the chances of up coming quakelive cups from tek9?
QuakeLive cups for the TEK9 community are definitely something that's being looked at by myself and Steven. A lot of people are having fun trying out Quake and we'll be looking to cater for them as well as maybe running some more serious cups.
dfb: 20:37] HωA | DяєDD (esdredd): @dfb : will u force the vanner to get off his xxx avatar =))) ?
I'll have a word with him about this, yes :)
dfb: [20:37] Criise - Team me (wouterke222): When can we go bbq by DFB? now he gots his new blackberry and a new volvo c70 !
It's actually a nice v50! Anyway might do a BBQ in the summer with some staff members and people I know or one for OOF!
wizinium: [20:38] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): To everyone: Vita-Nova has explicitly asked for no banter during games, to increase the professionality of the game, due to the main scene being unable to not banter (and flame) during games. What are your views on this subject?
its good there is no flame. We need to be more professional so it shines down on teams on a lower level. This is half the battle which can bee seen on the forums. Who could take us seriously as a community, if we kept it up like we do on the tek9 forums.
Jetset: [20:38] Paki (chrisnatlenko): tek9 has fragmovies allot of them Do you think you should release a new one? you know?
Well we do not only publish the movies made by the crew members of tek9 cinema but also from a variety of community members (so its not only our movies, we just provide a database). However, you can expect some new tek9 cinema movies in the future, they will continue to work on them =)
wizinium: [20:39] eclipzxz =] (headshot128): @wizinium Which is your favourite fragmovie from tek9 cinema?
GRUPPEN - that CSS movie is UNREAL!
dfb: 20:38] Heroes pazazu (laterzzz): Will the forum reply system stay the same as it is now ?
Right now it will stay like this but we are looking into possibly changing it, among other things. Nothing definitive yet though.
crow[b]: [20:34] Paki (chrisnatlenko): I wish i could meet one of you guys in person Is there a upcoming lan?
Hopefully I'll make it over to some of the upcoming QuakeLive tournaments - maybe the IEM finals or the next Quakecon. I do miss the fun times at the Call of Duty events like Crossfire or the EuroCup LAN's.
[b]dfb
: [20:38] Criise - Team me (wouterke222): Does tek9 site need a hardware topic ? cause i got sick of people who are asking for good computers in the cod4 thingies
I think the hardware forum serves its purpose. There are a lot of people in need of some help and they can find it here. If you don't like posts about this, you could simply chose to ignore them instead of commenting on them why you don't like them :) That said, we might install some sort of filter where you get to pick what you see and what you don't see on the forums but that's just a future idea I've personally had and nothing that has been planned yet.
wizinium: [20:41] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): Wizinium: are you thinking of applying a penalty/concequences if the rules of the flaming are trespassed?
Yes, I actually forgot about that in my reply. I will speak with the other admins and hopefully something can be arranged. I would like to see a plently issued if the rules have been broken. But it is preinvite and invite so we expect a bit more maturity
Jetset: [20:38] Criise - Team me (wouterke222): Does tek9 site need a hardware topic ? cause i got sick of people who are asking for good computers in the cod4 thingies
We'll not everyone is knowledgeable about computers and its only a good thing that they find a solution to their problem. It will continue to be a part of the site, but we might add filters for the various subforums (like we did with the recruitment section).
dfb: [20:46] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): And now for the derp question of the day: To everyone: Wouldn't u say that Robby Kraai (Robby Crow) is about the coolest name in the world?
I think Liam Crow is about the coolest name in the world
ReDeYe: [20:46] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): And now for the derp question of the day: To everyone: Wouldn't u say that Robby Kraai (Robby Crow) is about the coolest name in the world?
In eSports, it has to be Max Silver, it sounds like a Private Investigator complete with a beige mac and a smoke in his mouth
Jetset: [20:42] idefixion (snickernicky): Jetset: If you had to change your job for a while which you are doing for tek9 now, what would you like to do?
Good question. I am currently still a student but if i could choose (right now), I would probably consider a job in marketing or consumer behavior, I enjoy being creative. I've considered development aid but still haven't made up my mind, since its not something to be taken lightly.
wizinium: [20:51] Luke (forza67): @everyone out of all the places you've been because of esports,where is the best place you've been and why
Deffo OOF. I had an IMMENSE time meeting everyone again. going partying with Steven and gamevibes crew aswell as meeting my hero JETSET and Duck and other Heaven Media crew! Big thanks to Steven's Mum and Dad for looking after me!
wizinium: [20:52] Heroes pazazu (laterzzz): @wiz, will aerox stop being your fanboy one day?
Hahahahahahhahahaha, maybe someday! :D
crow: [20:45] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): to Crow: Obviously, as one of the star players of Check-Six (some argue) you were a recognized face in the Call of Duty scene. Why did you fade away from the scene, only to return now as a quake live journalist?
Good question :P The obvious answer would be that I "faded" away from gaming by choice while I completed my studies at uni. I had some great times playing but for a long time now I have preferred writing as opposed to playing as the time commitments are totally different. When I graduated last summer I spoke with Steven about doing some wor
dfb: [20:51] Luke (forza67): @everyone out of all the places you've been because of esports,where is the best place you've been and why
It's hard to pick a favorite when you've been to so many events throughout the world. For me personally it might be the trip we took with the old TEK9 team (back when it was a team) to the WSVG in Dallas. We simply had so much fun there and enjoyed every minute. My latest trip to Korea was also pretty amazing but again, it's hard to pick a favorite as there are dozens more to pick from where I have great memories
ReDeYe: [20:51] Luke (forza67): @everyone out of all the places you've been because of esports,where is the best place you've been and why
I have been lucky enough to go all over the place due to esport, I enjoyed China (twice), Australia, New York and Los Angeles a ton of times, but Singapore truly was amazing, I loved the place and hope to go back again soon. It made it even more special because the WCG Finals that year were just about as good as it gets for me in gaming terms
crow: [20:46] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): And now for the derp question of the day: To everyone: Wouldn't u say that Robby Kraai (Robby Crow) is about the coolest name in the world?
agreed :P
wizinium: [20:54] Heroes aerox (therealbeeman): To p

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March 03, 2010 - 07:12 AM

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TEK9 Live Chat - Transcript Part 2

Jetset: 20:15] AFD.Lic|<3
wizinium: I have been playing alot with infused gathers so stay tuned!!!
Jetset: [20:27] HωA | DяєDD (esdredd): @ crew, any regrets about new website of tek9? still in progress but i think it should be done by now.
No regrets if you ask me. The new site offers so much more and will eventually be a lot better. It offers more room for customization, adding new features. In addition it offers a number of new features for the crew. Although there are definately some things we still need to work on, we are happy with it and will continue to improve.
ReDeYe: [20:30] Ralph / Private04 (private04): @ReDeYe how are your actually playing skills compared to your shoutcasting skills(godlike, sir.) of cod4
They are pretty rusty these days, but I have won lans and eurocups and captained my national team in the distance past, I got by ;)

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March 03, 2010 - 07:08 AM

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TEK9 Live Chat - Transcript Part 1

TEK9 – LIVE CHAT
January 7th, 20:00-21:30 CET, Online.

Welcome to the live chat with the writers and content directors of TEK9. We're very happy to have them! They'll start taking your questions now.
Please ask your questions in the question room. TEK9 will answer the selected questions in this room, central command.
At the end of the chat we will awarding a couple of prizes for the best questions. Enjoy!


ReDeYe: TEK9 wont be running any teams, it is a community site fully and as it is owned by Heaven Media, it will not be going in to running teams.
wizinium: [20:01] #Validus`NickUK`Paid-I39 (k800darker): Tek-9 - Do you think Modern Warfare 2 is going to go far on the competitive side?
Personally , its won't. We have seen at i38 it cannot be played competitivly and there was a backlash by the community. MW2 is dead on PC as far as the community is concerned
Jetset: unPro Rebelsy (rebelsy): tek9 will come to lan in croatia ?
We will definately always consider covering LAN events and make a decision depending on the attractiveness, attending teams and size.
dfb: [20:02] Criise - Team me (wouterke222): Does tek9 have a big organisation plan for 2010.. or something with cod4 .. or other games?
TEK9 has some big plans coming up for everyone and it will definately involve Call of Duty 4. We will also support other game and you will see we are already fully supporting Quake Live. I cannot give too much details yet but expect some big things from us in 2010 !
wizinium: [20:04] Jonesy (mercsjonsey): What is the plans for fun cups and drafts they seems to have fizzled out will tek-9 be running these now or is it all going to be through esports heaven now?
The fun cups were awesome but the cup side of tek9 will have moved to Esports Heaven. We may make more fun cups in the future and drafts I will deffo want to bring back. The drafts ran dry because I had no one to sponsor them after YCN and B4Y, I will look more into it as I really enjoyed doing them
Jetset: [20:06] Lukas (lukas8015): Within your team do you share the tasks? Plays a sniper e.g tanks and others?
We'll we are not an actual gaming team but a community website. We do of course share the content related tasks.
dfb: [20:05] Criise - Team me (wouterke222): Does tek9 believe in a reborn of old players? I mean the old cod2 players who are comming back and make a new pownage here?
And how about the amount of teams who are request sponsors,.. do you think there is a good option for them to make it?
First of all I think that once you've acquired a certain skill it isn't hard to come back into the game and get back to the same level. That being said there will be new tricks possible and you'll have to adapt if you want to become good again.
On the sponsors issue a lot of that comes down to two things. On the one hand you need a product which can demonstrate REAL value for the sponsor and the second thing is you need enough dedication to keep working. You'll get 99 NO's and just one YES and that can be very stressful.
wizinium: [20:07] Heroes pazazu (laterzzz): @wiz will you ever be good at hon?
Yes mate! Im getting there and im learning more than one hero, you will see me go hardcore HoN after my exams!
ReDeYe: [20:07] Jonesy (mercsjonsey): Will tek-9 be venturing into covering games like HON which wiz is an absolute pro at hahaha naught! :D
Steven and I will be talking about the games we cover throughout 2010 and we always like to add new games, but only once we have the right staff to do so and the site is capable of supporting it without impacting on the other games we cover
wizinium: [20:08] Paki (chrisnatlenko): Will tek9 continue to be the best gaming comm in the world since it has been and do you guys still achieve allot ?
There are alot of communities in the world so I'm not sure if we are the best. It is something to work towards and we have come along way. We will keep striving to be the best but we will keep expanding :)
wizinium: [20:10] Ralph / Private04 (private04): Wiz, how many hours a day do you spend on the TEK9 website & forum?
wizinium: ops
dfb: [20:06] #Validus`NickUK`Paid-I39 (k800darker): Tek-9 - Do you think Call Of Duty 4 will be at some of the future I-Series Events along side with money prizes such as Sponsors supporting the game?
I think Call of Duty will be picked up at a lot of events this year and I already know of some good events picking up COD4 as their competitive game. About Iseries I truly hope they learned from the past and go with COD4 instead of MW2 but there might be other motives in following that path that many people don't see immediately which makes it hard for them to follow the obvious path. Iseries truly is a great event for the UK and you'll see us present at the next one for sure, regardless of what game they will do!
Jetset: Do you think cod4 will still be played if Call of duty will expand Since its big for esports-lan events thanks,
Definately, currently things are looked good with 17 teams already signed up for the crossfire challenge and the general consensus that cod5 will not work for competitive. Most of the events are organised by the community and if the community decides to stay with CoD4 and remains active, the future does look bright.
Jetset: 20:11] AFD.Lic|ll see.
wizinium: [20:17]

Posted by [Xfire] Mxyah
March 03, 2010 - 07:04 AM

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TEK9 Live Chat Transcript

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You can read the transcript of the TEK9 Xfire Live Chat over here.

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January 11, 2010 - 11:39 AM

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Prize Winners - TEK9 Live Chat

These are the winners which were selected during the Live Chat.

Heroes aerox wins an ATARI shirt from Joystick Junkies
Luke wins an ATARI shirt from Joystick Junkies
#Validus`NickUK`Paid-I39 wins an ATARI shirt from Joystick Junkies
Lukas wins an ATARI shirt from Joystick Junkies
idefixion wins an ATARI shirt from Joystick Junkies

Congratulations! The winners will be contacted by someone from Xfire within 24 hours.

Posted by [Xfire] Mxyah
January 07, 2010 - 12:48 PM

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Chat with TEK9

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During the Live Chat you will have a chance at interacting live on Xfire with the following writers and content directors from TEK9:


  • Steven "dfb" Leunens – Global Site Manager TEK9 & eSports Specialist Heaven Media Group
  • Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner – Director of Content Heaven Media Group
  • Camiel "Jetset" Rietbergen – Head of Content TEK9
  • Liam "crow" Crowley – Head of Quake Live on TEK9
  • Will "wizinium" Hunter – Community Manager TEK9

To join the chat simply add "Matteox" as a friend or join the chatrooms listed below.

Xfire Question Room

Xfire Unofficial Chatter Room

Xfire Central Command Room

Posted by [Xfire] Mxyah
December 28, 2009 - 01:38 AM

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Prizes

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The 5 participants who ask the best questions will each get to select a very cool ATARI shirt out of the range by Joystick Junkies.

The winners will be announced at the end of the Live Chat.

Posted by [Xfire] Mxyah
December 28, 2009 - 01:38 AM

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New website launched

A couple of days ago we launched the new version of our website. Go check it out as it offers a crisp new design, better news and more information than ever before!

Let us know what you think about it!

Posted by tek9dfb
November 02, 2009 - 06:40 AM

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TEK9 Official Xfire Community launches

Today we happily announce the opening of the official TEK9 Xfire Community for all you fans and gaming lovers out there. This community will be a hub for all those who want to know more about competitive gaming, the tournaments, the teams and how to play your favorite game.

TEK9 has it all from news, coverage to demos, configs and frag movies made by some of the worlds best players. Join now!

Posted by tek9dfb
September 24, 2009 - 04:29 AM

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